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Capture, Fixation and Conversation: How The Matrix Has You and Will Sell You, Part 1 Apr 8, 2014

When I was in graduate school in STS we read Langdon Winner’s Do Artifacts Have Politics,  an excerpt from his book, The Whale and The Reactor.  If you’re not familiar with it, the piece is often remembered for its analysis … Continue reading

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East Coast Code Feb 28, 2013

There’s lots to like about Lawrence Lessig’s book, Code 2.0—particularly, I find, the distinction he draws between “East Coast Code” (i.e., the law) and “West Coast Code” (i.e., computer hardware and software). He sees both as modes of bringing order … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Algorithms Nov 26, 2012

I’m really excited to share my new essay, “The Relevance of Algorithms,” with those of you who are interested in such things. It’s been a treat to get to think through the issues surrounding algorithms and their place in public culture … Continue reading

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Announcements: Daniel Kreiss to give talk at Cornell University and Ted Striphas to give talk at Temple University Oct 25, 2012

Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama and the 2012 Elections Daniel Kreiss October 29, 4:15-5:30pm 700 Clark Hall Cornell University Update: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Daniel Kreiss’ talk has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Kriess tells … Continue reading

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Culture Digitally the Podcast Episode 3: Conversations on Algorithms and Cultural Production Sep 26, 2012

Hello everyone.   We have a new episode of Culture Digitally the Podcast.  It’s the third installment in a series that documents conversations among digital media scholars on issues relevant to the study of culture, digital media and technology. The discussion … Continue reading

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